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AVS analysis tool aims at China IPTV

Posted: 08 Apr 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:AVS analysis tool? China IPTV networks?

An A/V Coding Standard (AVS) analysis and monitoring solution has been introduced by Agilent Technologies Inc. for its Triple Play Analyzer platform. The software empowers service providers and network equipment manufacturers to accelerate the development and deployment of AVS-based Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) networks and ensure acceptable QoS.

Network challenges
AVS is one of the advanced audio/video coding standards for delivery of IPTV services developed by the AVS Workgroup of China. Service providers and manufacturers are faced with numerous network-related challenges including network element interoperability, proactive measurement of video media transport, service delivery optimization, ensuring QoE, and balancing IP network performance for real-time services.

The Agilent J6900A Triple Play Analyzer is the most complete test solution for network equipment manufacturers and communication service providers who develop, install, maintain, troubleshoot and monitor IP-based voice, video and data systems, such as IPTV and VoIP networks and services. The Triple Play Analyzer is the ideal tool to detect and resolve signaling, transport and voice/video/data QoS and QoE problems before customers are affected. It provides the essential measurements and key performance indicators that enable engineers and technicians to quickly and proactively identify customer-impacting issues before they become problems, and empowers faster and higher-quality AVS-IPTV network deployment.

Measurements made
The Agilent Triple Play Analyzer provides comprehensive AVS-IPTV measurements including passive AVS video mean opinion score analysis for hundreds of IPTV/VoD streams in real-time; real-time playback of AVS-based IPTV multicast or video/TV on-demand streams in real-time with audio; comprehensive AVS-IPTV MPEG transport stream analysis based on the ETSI TR101-290 standard; IPTV transmission layer analysis based on the RFC4445 Media Delivery Index standard; and analysis of IPTV channel-zapping latency and video on demand command response times.

"In China, the AVS standard and its applications in IPTV have made rapid progress in recent years," said Henry Lu, business manager of Agilent 's IP Network Convergence China operation. However, there are still a lot of challenges in deploying AVS-based IPTV networks commercially. Using our Triple Play Analyzer, network operators can proactively manage and measure the metrics that affect the end-user quality of experience across the AVS-based IPTV networks, as well as quickly identify the root cause of QoS/QoE degradations. This allows network operators to deploy high-quality AVS-based IPTV services correctlythe first timeand increase market share and revenues."

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